Worcestershire trains set to be disrupted

Further disruption to take place later this year.

Janine Booth - Contributor 1 comment 3 Min Read
Track Renewal // Credit: Network Rail

(GWR) services in and will be disrupted next week, as engineers carry out essential work.

will be replacing the tracks between station and station, which had its historic canopies restored last year.

North Downs Line Redhill
Credit: GWR

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The work will impact on GWR services between Evesham and Hereford, and between Spa and , from Monday 22 until Friday 26 April:

  • Trains will run between Paddington and Evesham via .
  • Trains between and Worcester will terminate at , from where passengers can join other train services running between Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.
  • will operate services between Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa, and .
  • Railway will operate train services between Worcester Foregate Street and Hereford.
  • Buses will replace trains between Worcester Foregate Street and Evesham or Cheltenham Spa, with a bus running every hour on each route.
  • All parking bays in Evesham station car park will be suspended from midnight on Thursday 18 to midnight on Friday 26 April

Network Rail plans further engineering work is on this route in the summer and in the autumn:

  • Monday 12 to Thursday 15 August – Charlbury to Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 October – Evesham to Worcester Shrub Hill

Up-to-date information is available on the GWR website.

“This improvement work forms part of an ongoing programme of maintenance, helping to ensure that we can continue to provide consistent and reliable services.

“GWR will provide rail replacement services between Evesham or Cheltenham Spa and Worcester Foregate Street.

“Ticket acceptance has also been agreed to enable customers to travel on other train services between London and Worcester or Hereford instead.

“However, these alternative travel arrangements via or will make journey times much longer, so please check before you travel.”

Billy White, GWR Station Manager for Oxford, and North Cotswolds

“We'd like to thank passengers for their patience while we carry out this essential track replacement in the North Cotswolds.

“Once complete, this vital work will enable continued safe and reliable services to run on this popular route for years to come.”

Mark Parker, Lead Portfolio Manager for Network Rail
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  • The canopy refurbishment at Worcester Shrub Hill is not complete. Work to reinforce the parts of the supporting pillars below ground is possibly finished as is the replacement glazing. The hoardings are removed but painting hardly started.

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